The Bicycle Amplified deck of playing cards is a deck that will enhance the flow of a cardist's flourishes, fans, and spreads with its unique card back design.
This deck's vibrant colors bring both the back design and faces to life and with easily enhance cardistry visuals. The back design itself is a one-way design, focused on the center. In normal spreads and fans it's not apparent which makes it also a great deck for magic routines that utilize the one-way principle. In a giant fan, however, the one-way back is very clear.
The faces of the cards, including the courts, are standard Bicycle faces except their colors are kicked up a notch to match the beautiful blue and orange featured on the tuck and backs. The Ace of Spades also features a custom design, quite gorgeous might I add.
Speaking of the tuck, it has a clean matte finish that's reflected in the back design of the cards. However, it's embossed which further amplifies the overall feel, making it just that much better.
As with usual Bicycle decks, the Amplified deck is printed by USPCC on their standard quality stock with an Air-Cushion finish. This means that they're great for both cardistry flourishes as well as magic tricks!
The deck consists of 56 cards:
- 52 playing cards
- Two non-identical jokers (one is black-and-white, the other is colored with the vibrant blue + orange)
- Two ad cards
Where to buy?
I picked my first deck up at a local pharmacy. Just walking by, it caught my eye and the colors shouted 'Spring' to me. I haven't seen it there since, so for replacements I've turned to online shops.
Last I checked, you should be able to pick up Bicycle Amplified at Vanishing Inc. The last price tag I saw for this deck was set at $7.50.